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  • Putin and Trump agree that international terrorism is the common enemy

    On November 14, Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation contacted his future colleague, the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump by telephone by mutual agreement, the Presidential Administration of Russia reported.

    According to the Kremlin’s website, Putin and Trump agreed on the extremely poor current state of U.S.-Russian relations. They also favored active joint work towards normalization of these relations and working towards constructive cooperation. …

  • Peskov has not ruled out the possibility that Putin and Trump could meet prior to the inauguration

    The Kremlin has not ruled out the possibility that contact between Russian president Vladimir Putin and his future American counterpart, Donald Trump, may take place before the US presidential inauguration, Interfax reported.

    “I do not know whether there will be any contact between our president and Trump before the inauguration. I do not know this for sure, but of course it can’t be ruled out. A congratulatory message has already been sent,” the spokesman for the Russian leader, Dmitry Peskov, …

  • McFaul has predicted a 'clash' between Russia and the US over Iran

    After the recent election of Donald Trump as the next US president, Moscow and Washington may have disagreements on the Iranian nuclear program, according to former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

    “The first clash will be over Iran as Trump has promised that he will eliminate the six-party agreement,” he said in an interview with the Dozhd TV channel.

    McFaul also suggested that Moscow may soon become disappointed with the newly elected American president. “I do not rule out that this …

  • Russian politician in Simferopol wrote letter to Trump asking him to recognize Crimea as part of Russia

    The deputy of the Simferopol city council of the Crimea from the Communist Party, Stepan Kiskin, wrote a letter to the newly elected US president, Donald Trump. Kiskin stated this on his Facebook page.

    Kiskin called on Trump to recognize the Crimea as part of Russia and offered to hold a second Yalta conference on the peninsula.

    The letter to Trump, noted Kiskin, was sent to the US ambassador to Russia, John Tefft, with a request that the diplomat give the letter to the president-elect.

    In …

  • NATO worried that Trump will withdraw US troops from Europe

    NATO fears that Donald Trump, as president of the United States, will reduce the presence of US troops in Europe, Spiegel reports.

    According to the newspaper, this is one of the scenarios described in the report from the headquarters of the secretary general of the alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, who has “enormous” concerns about the election of the American billionaire.

    “Nowhere is concern over the election of Trump as US President greater than in NATO. Now the alliance, as became known to …

  • US Defense Secretary advises Trump against cooperating with Russia in Syria

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter advised President-Elect Donald Trump not to cooperate with Russia in Syria, Rosbalt reported.

    “The Russians said that they will fight against terrorism and help to remove Bashar al-Assad from power. Nothing has been done. Moreover, Moscow assists Damascus. It only fuels the civil war in the country,” Carter stated in an interview with CBS.

    Carter opposes coordinating the actions of US and Russian forces in Syria. According to him, the US President should not …

  • Peskov: Russia maintained contact with Trump and Clinton campaigns

    The press secretary for the president of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, who arrived in New York at the opening ceremony of the World Chess Championship, stated in his interview to the Associated Press that Russian experts maintained contact with colleagues from the US presidential campaign headquarters of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.“Our experts, specialists on the United States and experts on international affairs… constantly communicate with their colleagues here, including those …

  • Poroshenko will try again to meet with Trump

    The president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, intends to visit the United States in the coming year and meet with US President-Elect Donald Trump. As the deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine, Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, stated on air with the Ukraine TV Channel, Kyiv maintained a neutral position towards the US presidential candidates.

    “Following the results of the election, we will establish a dialogue for further cooperation. We expect that Petro Poroshenko will pay a visit to …

  • Syrian opposition explains why Clinton is a better choice for Syria than Trump

    Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is better versed in the Syrian conflict than her rival from the Republican Party, Donald Trump, as stated by representatives of the Syrian political opposition, members of the delegation at the negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations, Khaled Khoja and Hind Kabawat, Voice of America reports.Clinton’s advantage is that she is aware of the differences between the groups fighting against Assad, opposition activists say. In their opinion, Clinton, …

  • Rasmussen: Trump's statements may push Russian government to test NATO's resolve

    The former Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, believes that some of the claims of Donald Trump, a candidate for the President of the United States, that the United States will protect only those who invest 2% of GDP in defence may push the Russian government to attempt to test the resolve of NATO.

    "The Alliance could not exist without U.S. support for the protection of allies that are attacked. Therefore, the statement of Mr. Trump that the …